Japanese Shoes: Bespoke & RTW Super Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yes, the same one. I think Wilson now mainly works in NYC?
     


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    He travels to California four times a year for bespoke appointments.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Talking 'bout Guild of Crafts....

    Hong Kong's Apple Daily Online has a News article on Mr.Yamaguchi and his craft (in Chinese). A nice extended biography, for those who can read. There is also a video clip (in Cantonese, sorry)

    Some pictures of the Hong Kong Trunk Show from last month (from Guild web page)

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    Artful Display

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    Looks like he had plenty of media attention

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    Full page ad on Newspaper

    I wonder if any forum member visited the show...?


    Hong Kong's very own Masaru Okuyama was Yamaguchi's pupil.
     


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    bamboo Senior member

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    I did not know that they had a trunk show. There is a place which exhibits GOC shoes which is next to the gallery they did a trunk show. They are on the same floor of Armoury. I was wondering what the place was, it does not look like a shop at all. They have watches by independent watch makers, so it is a custom made only boutique or some thing like that?
     


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    hijack this a bit, I will be in Taiwan in mid to late march for probably 2 to 3 weeks, will you be around (probably most in Taipei if not all in Taipei)
     


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    planning trips 11 months ahead. :O
     


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    haha mis spoken, I meant mid April, or almost late April, probably some time after April 20th
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    maaybe early May, but not sure.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hiro Yanagimachi "Bottom Details"

    Clean and Crisp

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    hiroyanagimachi.com

    Hiro Yanagimachi MTO starts from ¥150K
     


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    What a great thread :bigstar: :bigstar: :bigstar:
     


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    I will be in Taiwan for probably up to 3 weeks, let me know then.
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :thumbs-up: sure will!
     


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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Spigola Bespoke + MTO Catalog

    Well, more exactly a two page spread from the recent MEN'S EX that I scanned and tampered with. :lol:
    Anyway, this spread should be useful for the Spigola fans out there, plenty of info, pics and a price guide!

    for higher resolution, open the LINK (not the image) in a new tab/window

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    btw I skipped the interview part, hope no one minds. I may or may not work on it later.
     
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    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    REGAL SHOES is having an MTO order fair starting tomorrow, in case anyone livin'n Tokyo is interested....

    So called '9/10 handcrafted shoes' are basically: hand lasted, handsewn welted, with machine stitched sole.

    Available for order at their Bespoke Atelier @ Regal Tokyo (Ginza)

    Price starts from ¥105,000 JPY

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    Sample shoes: Box calf from Weinheim Leder, Suede from C.F. Stead
     
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